Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to know

22 May 2020

You will be all too aware of recent media attention on Coronavirus.

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found here. Information about the signs and symptoms of coronavirus, how to reduce the risk of catching the virus and what to do if you feel unwell, is available on the NHS website. Both sites are updated regularly and will always have the best advice and guidance from medical professionals.

If you think you have caught coronavirus (COVID-19), do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and self-isolate for seven days. If you live with other people, you should avoid close contact with others, and they should self-isolate for at least two weeks.

Recommencement of face-to-face activities

Approval has been given for the recommencement of face-to-face Army Cadet Force activities in England and outdoor training in Scotland, where those activities are conducted in accordance with the current COVID-19 direction and guidance given by the both the relevant national Government/Authority and the Army Cadet Headquarters.

Army Cadet Counties/Sectors/Battalions in England are to now start planning for recommencement of training including Cadet Force Adult Volunteers COVID-19 Return to Training Briefs.

The situation is constantly changing, and we continue to review direction issued by UK Government, devolved nations and the MOD.

Cancellation of overseas activities and visits

We have also taken the decision to cancel all overseas activities and visits until further notice. The COVID-19 pandemic has a global impact and we will take this into account when we start to plan future overseas activities and visits.

Ongoing support for the Army Cadets

We are planning to share activities for Cadets to do online and at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. You can keep up to date with all online Cadet activity across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching and using the hashtags #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive and #CadetForceResilience. We are also committed to bringing training tools online via the Cadet Portal over the coming weeks. And don’t forget, we have our regular Army Cadets Instagram Takeover with some famous names every Tuesday evening, so why not head over and find out more.

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, there is a slight delay in the enrolment process. Keeping staff and public safe are our main priorities and our Admin Officers are working remotely, in line with Government guidelines. We are doing all we possibly can to work as effectively as possible, however, there may be unavoidable delays with some applications.